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Articles from the January 2, 2019 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 2, 2019

Noting past reports of UFOs around the coulee area

A number of reports on unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in or around the Grand Coulee area have described incidents from as far back as 1975. The National UFO Reporting Center, run out of a residence near Davenport, Washington, by a man named...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 2, 2019

First good snow brings dozens of car crashes

Be careful driving out there on those snowy days. In Eastern Washington, on the snowy day after Christmas, state troopers responded to 40 crashes in District 4 and to 43 in District 6. Those included...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 2, 2019

Wage boosting discussion reveals GCD school board's fiscal nervousness

The athletic director for the Grand Coulee Dam School District got a $4,000 annual boost in pay, and a 6-percent raise for non-union classified staffers is also coming following a vote by the school...

 

Ensuring a much cozier near future

Nine people rush past icy puddles down the beach at Spring Canyon 12 hours into 2019 to take a “Coulee Polar Plunge” into Lake Roosevelt. The air temperature was about 33° F. The water...

 

Welcome, 2019!

New Year's Eve revelers at The Wine Bar's New Year's Eve party in Grand Coulee gather for a celebratory photo Monday night after an early countdown. The bar offered two countdowns to midnight,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 2, 2019

Colville Tribes plans to remove feral horses from their reservation

The Colville Tribes plans to remove between 1,000 and 1,500 feral horses from the reservation between January and March of 2019. In 2015, 422 feral horses were removed in a similar effort using an...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 12/22 - A man is being charged with malicious mischief and third-degree theft after he allegedly punched holes in a Hill Ave. woman’s apartment, threw binoculars at her, and, while at a nearby gas station with her, took the keys out...

 

Valid points overshadowed by unnecessary rhetoric

After reading the letter written by former Coulee Dam Mayor Wilder, I felt compelled to address what appears to be nothing more than a self-congratulatory essay and an attempt to criticize those who didn’t vote the same way he did.  First, I want...

 

A report and thanks from Trees of Sharing

The annual Trees of Sharing project began Nov. 1 and culminated with the delivery of wrapped Christmas gifts to 120 children in 54 families Saturday, Dec. 15. Thank you to every person who enthusiastically supported this project by purchasing gifts...

 

Ways to drain the swamp

Many pundits predict American political warfare will worsen in 2019 and grow more ruthless in 2020 our next presidential election year. The swamp that candidate Donald Trump promised to drain is expanding. James Astill, Washington bureau chief for...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 2, 2019

Welcome 2019 in with prayer

It seems hard to believe that the actual year is 2019. Just under a year and we will be looking at 2020. When I was a kid I thought for sure we would have floating cars by now and kitchens that made...

 

End of old Congress, beginning of new year

As 2018 comes to a close, so does the 115th Congress. It is an honor to represent the diverse interests of the Fourth Congressional District, and I am especially proud of the accomplishments we achieved that will improve the quality of life in...

 

Legals for January 2, 2018

Town of Elmer City ORDINANCES and RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED Resolution R8-18 – A resolution of the Town of Elmer City, Washington, increasing solid waste collection by 2% for the year 2019, effective March 1, 2019. Ordinance 360 – An Ordinance of the T...

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber This Week Chamber will meet this Thursday, January 3, at Voltage Coffee House, beginning at noon. The guest speaker will be the 2019 Colorama Rodeo Queen. American Legion to Meet The American Legion Post 157 next meeting will be at 6:30...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 2, 2019

Raiders win two wrestling tourneys

Raider wrestlers dominated at both their own Powerhouse Tournament in Coulee Dam Friday, and the Banks Lake Brawl in Coulee City Saturday. The Raiders won the Powerhouse with 169.5 points, the first...

 

Eugene "Gene" Sam Sr.

Eugene "Gene" Sam Sr., 76, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018, in Spokane, Washington. Gene was born Friday, August 14, 1942, to Harry M. and Christine James-Sam in their home near Buffalo Lake,...

 

Willard Pearson

Willard Pearson, 79, former resident of Coulee Dam, Washington, and Assistant Project Manager of Grand Coulee Dam for 20 years, passed away on December 23, 2018. Willard retired to his home roots of Scottsville, Kentucky, after 37 years with the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 2, 2019

Raiders have happy holidays at Holiday Classic

The Raider basketball squad had reason to celebrate at the Eagle Holiday Classic, defeating both the Medical Lake and Colton teams. Friday night, the Raiders defeated the Medical Lake Cardinals by a single point, 72-71. Soarin’ Marchand led the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 2, 2019

Ladies lose at Holiday Classic

The Lady Raiders suffered a couple of non-league losses at the Eagle Holiday Classic in Spokane last weekend. Lake Roosevelt played Liberty High School Thursday, Dec. 27, losing 46-25. Kelsie Olbricht led LR with seven points. LR only scored 13...

 

Nespelem teams had great season

The boys' and girls' Nespelem basketball teams had very successful seasons this year. The Nespelem Eagles boys' team were undefeated, 10-0 for the fourth year in a row under head Coach Marion Ives....

 

Saturday basketball time change

Basketball game start times have changed for Saturday, January 5, so we should all get to watch both Raider basketball and the Seahawks in the playoffs. From the school: Waterville-Mansfield contacted us and they do not have a girls JV team so games...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 2, 2019

Expect freezing rain Thursday a.m.

Watch that first step outside Thursday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather warning, expecting up to a tenth of an inch of ice on local roads after freezing rain starts to fall around 4 a.m. and continues until about 10...